Phil Rizzo, a long-time Acteon Networks employee, recently used his construction skills at the Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build, an effort supported by three Lehigh Valley churches.
Rizzo used two-and-a-half days of his vacation time, and was given matching company time-off to help out by Acteon Networks founder and president Jack Yoast.
“A lot of companies would let you use your own time, but it was really great for Jack to match my vacation contribution, so I could participate in the Blitz Build for an entire week,” Rizzo said.
Rizzo said the volunteers he worked with were also delighted by his firm’s generosity. “Many of the people I talked to were really surprised and impressed. They’d not heard about a time donation like this before,” Rizzo explained.
Jack Yoast is no stranger to community service. Each year, he and his staff, family, and friends set up a spectacular Christmas light show on the Yoast family property that attracts thousands of visitors. The donations collected benefit local Montgomery County charities.